Can Packers' Mess Be Blamed on McCarthy?

Bruce Ciskie

by Bruce Ciskie

The temptation is there.

After a 13-3 season that ended just short of a spot in the Super Bowl, the Green Bay Packers are going to miss the playoffs. In fact, 2008 will only be Green Bay's second losing season since 1992. The other losing season resulted in a new coaching staff, as Mike Sherman was fired.

We do live in an era where coaches get all the love when things are going well, and then get tossed out like last week's trash when life gets rough. The job calls for success early and always, and no one seems to understand that not everything can always go well.

Mike McCarthy probably knew that already. If he didn't, he has learned it now. His Packers have lost four straight, will not be in the playoffs, and can't seem to catch a break. Of Green Bay's nine losses, eight have come by a total of 38 points. Take out losses by nine and 11 points, and six of the Packers' defeats have been by a total of 18 points.

With this year's Packers poised to finish no better than 7-9, should McCarthy be feeling any heat?

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